We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grassi Lakes

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Review Highlights
Amazing Hikes and Views

I've done a lot of hikes in the Canmore and Banff area during my visits to Alberta....this is still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Garry H
confusing direction - look for Ken Richie WAy

It's a popular lake but I can't understand why the directions are not clear to get here. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Read all 1,174 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“easy route” (79 reviews)
“rock climbers” (71 reviews)
“great hike” (100 reviews)
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Write a Review
Reviews (1,174)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 1,098 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've done a lot of hikes in the Canmore and Banff area during my visits to Alberta....this is still one of my favourite locations. Hiking is fair in effort and the rewards at the top are worth it! Add this to your list of adventures...More

1  Thank Garry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a popular lake but I can't understand why the directions are not clear to get here. I struggled for some time going back and forth. If you type in Ken Richie way in your GPS it will lead you straight to the parking lot....More

Thank bluebanana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hiking area. Three lakes with trails that are easy or moderate in difficulty. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a really lovely walk even through the snow. take the harder route up and the fire trail back. didn't see any bears but we were prepared just in case!

1  Thank Jenni R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walking trail, peaceful and not strenuous. You can hear water in the distance. Half way there is a beautiful waterfall. Some areas are dangerous, cliffs so be aware.

1  Thank 1LisaF1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Grassi Lakes trail in Septemeber 2017 after it just reopened from being closed due to bear sightings. We were not scared of seeing a bear, but we did take some bear bells on our hike up. The trail was a good...More

2  Thank Irena S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grassi Lakes is more of a walk then a hike. I have done it twice. Once we couldnt complete it due to there was a black bear in the middle of the trail. ( always keep bear spray on you! ) But the second time...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relatively short, straight uphill hike on well-groomed trail.Ends at two very small lakes. It's an out-and-back hike but there are two well-marked alternatives: easy and harder. We took the easy. The highlight are the spectacular colors in the lakes. I'd recommend it for families. Other...More

1  Thank Larry K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice hike along a well graded road/track takes you up to the Lakes, which have the most incredible colours. Well worth the hike.

Thank Wozzie_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this hike fairly early in the morning when it was quiet. This is a short hike up to the lakes. Beautiful when you reach them and we'll worth the effort

Thank hcooper57
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
The Trough Dining Co.
532 reviews
2.34 miles away
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company
1,148 reviews
2.24 miles away
Rocky Mountain Bagel Co Ltd
232 reviews
2.21 miles away
Good Earth Cafe
251 reviews
2.33 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Ha Ling Peak
255 reviews
.64 miles away
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
289 reviews
1.56 miles away
Quarry Lake
131 reviews
1.43 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
August 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from a_e_panda |
Yes, as of Aug 22 it's still closed. The Alberta Parks "Know B4 U Go" page lists the current bear warnings and closures.
Dev P
July 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Gary O | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is
Margaret M
June 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Shellie J | Reviewed this property |
There were people wading in the upper lake (not sure of the name) as it is deeper but not really deep. Very cold mountain water though! 😊